Robert J. Jean, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Jean is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in hernia care, trauma, acute care surgery and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. He joined University Surgical Associates in November 2017.

He sees patients at the USA Medical Mall office on the campus of Erlanger Hospital.

Nurse: Octavia Ware, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0874

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Jean offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients and improve surgical outcomes.

Learn more about the USA Hernia Center

Education

Undergraduate (August 2001-December 2004)
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
B.S. Microbiology December 2004
Magna Cum Laude

Graduate (August 2005-May 2009)
University of South Alabama COM
Mobile, Alabama
Doctor of Medicine

Internship (July 2009-June 2010)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of MedicineChattanooga, Tennessee

Residency (July 2010-June 2015)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fellowship (January 2013-December 2013)
Surgical Critical Care
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Certifications

ATLS Instructor (July 2012)

Extracorporeal Life Support Provider
ECLS Provider Course, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2013)

American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care Certification (2016)

American Board of Surgery General Surgery Certification (2016)

Honors & Awards

Physician of the Month, May 2016, Saint Francis Hospital, Bartlett

Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award, Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Studies program, Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Appointments

Assistant professor with the Department of Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga. November 2017- present

Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Program, Adjunct Faculty, January 2017-present

Lectures & Presentations

Treatment of Traumatic Coagulopathy: TXA and PCC. LifeForce Monthly Education Seminar, Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, August 14, 2013

ECMO in Severe Intracranial Hemorrhage. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, CO, March 6, 2014

Does Tranexamic Acid Work? Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN May 14, 2014

Three Approaches to the Operative Fixation of Traumatic Rib Fractures and Flail Chest. Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Paris, TN, August 7-10, 2014

Surgical Jeopardy. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2014

ECMO in Adult Respiratory Failure. Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN, June 5, 2015

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons, Southern Surgical Congress, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society, and the Tennessee Medical Association

Robert J. Jean,
MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Jean is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in hernia care, trauma, acute care surgery, and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. He joined University Surgical Associates in November 2017.

He sees patients at the USA Medical Mall office on the campus of Erlanger Hospital.

Nurse: Octavia Ware, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0874

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Jean offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients and improve surgical outcomes.

Learn more about the USA Hernia Center

Education

Undergraduate (August 2001-December 2004)
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
B.S. Microbiology December 2004
Magna Cum Laude

Graduate (August 2005-May 2009)
University of South Alabama COM
Mobile, Alabama
Doctor of Medicine

Internship (July 2009-June 2010)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of MedicineChattanooga, Tennessee

Residency (July 2010-June 2015)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fellowship (January 2013-December 2013)
Surgical Critical Care
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Certifications

ATLS Instructor (July 2012)

Extracorporeal Life Support Provider
ECLS Provider Course, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2013)

American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care Certification (2016)

American Board of Surgery General Surgery Certification (2016)

Honors & Awards

Physician of the Month, May 2016, Saint Francis Hospital, Bartlett

Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award, Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Studies program, Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Appointments

Assistant professor with the Department of Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga. November 2017- present

Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Program, Adjunct Faculty, January 2017-present

Lectures & Presentations

Treatment of Traumatic Coagulopathy: TXA and PCC. LifeForce Monthly Education Seminar, Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, August 14, 2013

ECMO in Severe Intracranial Hemorrhage. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, CO, March 6, 2014

Does Tranexamic Acid Work? Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN May 14, 2014

Three Approaches to the Operative Fixation of Traumatic Rib Fractures and Flail Chest. Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Paris, TN, August 7-10, 2014

Surgical Jeopardy. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2014

ECMO in Adult Respiratory Failure. Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN, June 5, 2015

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons, Southern Surgical Congress, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society, and the Tennessee Medical Association